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Stella Jean in India

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Summer at the beach, the one of Haiti, winter in the mountains on the Himalayas for Stella Jean, the designer became famous for her dresses made of fabrics from the drawing decidedly ethnic, but made up with a tailored, and also vintage among  bubble skirts and wide and luxurious gentleman’s coats. Left African prints, the fall winter collection 2016 is an ideal travel on roof of the world with its Indian iconography. And of course, the accessories fit the theme: thick hammered metal bracelets are decorated with the animal symbol of the nation, the red tiger, or with the head of the Hindu god Ganesh, the one with the face elephant. Animal that was also one of the favorite mount by monarchs, for example the Mughal emperors, the Muslim dynasty that ruled for nearly three centuries, creating an era defined by historians as the Golden Age of India. Colored stones like emeralds, sapphires, rubies, remind the past glories, while the beads that make up the pin with the muzzle of a yak, essential for survival in the Himalayas, echoing another India, the rural simplicity similar to that of ancient local tribes like the Banjara with their colorful pompons hanging from earrings and bracelets. And, finally, could not miss a touch kitsch: the portrait of a dancer all dressed up, set like a cameo in a medallion richly decorated. But beware: even if the designer has changed continent, for the production relies increasingly on the collaboration of Haitian artisans. Here the images in preview. Lavinia Andorno

Bracciale in ferro battuto  ricoperto di stoffa con testa di tigre smaltala e decorata con cristalli
Bracciale in ferro battuto ricoperto di stoffa con testa di tigre smaltala e decorata con cristalli
Bracciale in ferro battuto  ricoperto di stoffa con testa di elefante smaltala e decorata con cristalli
Bracciale in ferro battuto ricoperto di stoffa con testa di elefante smaltala e decorata con cristalli
Spilla a forma di muso di Yak costituito da perline cristalli e nappe
Spilla a forma di muso di Yak costituito da perline cristalli e nappe
Collana in ottone dorato con ritratto di danzatrice
Collana in ottone dorato con ritratto di danzatrice

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